Perimeter Development Corporation's Breithaupt Block project in Kitchener, ON, received a 2016 Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) Sustainable Communities Award for brownfield redevelopment in a central neighbourhood. Perimeter, the Region of Waterloo and the City of Kitchener helped transform an industrial brownfield site at 51 Breithaupt St. in Kitchener's downtown, into showcase offices, of which Dillon has been a tenant since August 2012.
Breithaupt Block is located in Kitchener's city core close to a planned transit hub. The site, vacant since 2007, had century-old buildings with great renovation potential. However, both soil and groundwater on the site were contaminated with industrial pollutants including hydrocarbons, zinc and benzene. The City and Region supported the development with grants to help cover environmental assessment and site remediation costs. The development includes beautifully renovated historic brick and beam buildings and an energy- and water-efficient LEED® Gold addition.